Egypt reports 176 new coronavirus cases, 11 fatalities

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Sat, 31 Oct 2020 - 12:13 GMT

Iranian family wear protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus, as they stand at Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Iranian family wear protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus, as they stand at Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

CAIRO - 31 October 2020: Egypt's Health Ministry said Friday that 176 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 107,376.



In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 11 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 6,258.



As many as 80 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 99,353 so far, the spokesman said.

 

Egypt had witnessed a slight increase in the daily tally of coronavirus cases in the past few days, reversing a low of 89 on August 22, the lowest daily infection toll since early April.

 

The slight rise in cases comes while the government repeatedly urged caution to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, particularly with the advent of autumn. 

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